March 5, 2023

Beetroot Burgers

I made some beetroot burgers the other day. We are eating more vegan and vegetarian food to save money and hopefully to be more healthy.  I don’t like the taste of beetroot but Mr S loves it.  I can  just aboutmanage it if it is in a chocolate cake. 😉. We always have those cooked vacuum packets of beetroot in the fridge during the winter as I know how good beetroot is for you. I also had been gifted some tinned butter beans over a year ago and don’t like them and so this seemed the perfect recipe.
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 red onion, chopped fine
1 garlic clove, chopped
4 cooked beetroot
75g of rolled oats
400g tinned butter beans
1. Heat a tsp olive oil in a pan and then add the spices and cook for a minute.
2. Add the onion and the garlic and gently cook for another 4 minutes or until soft.
3. Put the beetroot and all the ingredients into a food processor, including the spiced onion mixture.
     Whiz until we’ll combined.
4. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Shape into 4 patties and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.  We have a burger press that we got for Christmas.
6. I cooked mine at 180⁰Ç in the air fryer for 10 mins but you can cook them in the oven on a baking tray for 25 minutes until firm.
I have a meat thermometer and tell if things are cooked in the air fryer by probing them.  I always make sure that they are 75C or over.
I expected to hate these but you couldn’t taste the beetroot and they were quite nice.   My friend said she makes a similar mixture but uses different beans. The texture inside was a bit soft and maybe I might try cooking them a bit longer, (though maybe this is normal as a lot of the veggie burgers I have had have seemed a lot softer than a meat burger). I will definitely make them again this summer when we have beetroot in the garden.

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  1. Eleri March 9, 2023 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    These sound great and I’ll definitely make. I love beetroot and butter beans! I’ve got some beetroot in the freezer that keeps getting moved around because I never know what to do with it.. this is just the job! I feel that some soured cream and chives/onion tops would be nice with them too. Thank you for the recipe ❤️

    • ToniG March 10, 2023 at 11:50 am - Reply

      No worries. Yes sour cream an chives does sound good. I am growing some white beetroot this year as my kitchen always looks like an operating room when I have been making things with beetroot

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